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With the arts season in full gear, WHRO-FM is pleased to present broadcasts from two of our finest performing organizations. 

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Hard to top a Danny Elfman score when trying to achieve a spooky mood. Luckily, he's composed the music for the film adaptation of R.L. Stine's Goosebumps, just in time for the holiday.
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A few years ago veteran bluesman Tommy Castro downsized his band to the foursome he calls the Painkillers and it's their magnetic chemistry that makes his latest “Method to My Madness” one the best of his now twenty year career

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Ever since Marty McFly announced to Doc Brown that he was "here from the future," Back to the Future has become one of our cinematic icons. It proved to be a pivotal achievement for many careers, including one composer's.
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New mural in NEON art's district by Rickard Nickel

Art is everywhere in Hampton Roads. Peek around an alleyway in the downtown arts district of Norfolk to find murals depicting the city’s underground history, drive towards the oceanfront of Virginia Beach to see wildly creative public art or cross a bridge and tunnel to discover some of the areas hidden gems on the Peninsula. What do the seven cities of Hampton Roads all have in common? A burgeoning art scene that is showing no signs of slowing.


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JoAnn Falletta begins the concert with Bax’s lush Tintagel, a symphonic poem which the VSO released on the Seascapes CD in 2000.

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New Order has come back to claim the mantle of originators of the style they single handedly created. In the ten years since their last album the electronic dance music genre has taken most of the elements of their classic recordings brought them into the future.

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Lucinda Williams played an NPR Tiny Desk Concert last year at the National Public Radio’s Washington D.C. office and you can catch her this weekend here in Norfolk at the Norva.

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